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  • Pentagon hits major milestone Thursday, 31 Oct 2013 | 1:37 PM ET
    Pentagon hits major milestone

    CNBC's Jane Wells reports that or the first time an F-35 dropped a 500 pound laser guided bomb and successfully connected with its target on the ground.

  • No comment from Emirates on $30 billion Boeing deal Monday, 28 Oct 2013 | 6:40 AM ET

    Reports that Emirates Airline was poised to sign a $30 billion 100-jet deal with Boeing drew a swift refusal to comment from the carrier on Monday.

  • Difficult time in defense business: Bae Systems CEO Friday, 25 Oct 2013 | 4:38 PM ET
    Difficult time in defense business: Bae Systems CEO

    Due to the uncertainties in Washington, it is a difficult time for the defense business, says Linda Hudson, Bae Systems CEO. She says 1,200 workers were out of work due to the shutdown and shifting Bae System's portfolio into military equipment and high tech electronics.

  • 'Buying and flying' hit by shutdown: Southwest CEO Thursday, 24 Oct 2013 | 7:58 AM ET
    Southwest Airlines

    The 16-day federal government shutdown in October will be a headwind at Southwest Airlines in the final three months of the year, chairman and CEO Gary Kelly told CNBC.

  • Debate it: Bull vs bear on General Electric Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 1:15 PM ET
    Debate it: Bull vs bear on GE

    Peter Sorrentino, Huntington Advisors and Jerry Castellini, CastleArk Management, debate if there are reasons to be worried about GE and whether the industrial giant is a buy or not.

  • Boeing stock soars on earnings beat: LeBeau Wednesday, 23 Oct 2013 | 10:25 AM ET
    Boeing stock soars on earnings beat: LeBeau

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau takes a look Boeing's high flying stock and details the aerospace giant's plans to increase production.

  • Nuclear officers caught leaving blast door open Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 4:37 PM ET
    This 1997 photo shows an Air Force missile crew commander standing at the door of his launch capsule 100 feet underground in Colorado, where he and his partner are responsible for 10 nuclear-armed ICBM's

    Air Force officers have been caught leaving open a blast door that is intended to help prevent intruders from entering their underground command post.

  • United Technologies earnings barely beat Tuesday, 22 Oct 2013 | 7:41 AM ET
    Visitors look at a PurePower PW1500 aircraft engine manufactured by Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp.

    United Technologies also raised the low end of its 2013 profit forecast, citing cost savings from restructuring and improving sales trends.

  • China makes global inroads on arms sale Monday, 21 Oct 2013 | 11:32 AM ET
    Aviation Industry Corporation of China employees hold a model of the JF-17 fighter jet at an aviation expo in Beijing, Sept. 28, 2013.

    China is establishing itself as a credible competitor in the global weapons market. The NYT reports.

  • What?! The shutdown's unintended consequences Friday, 11 Oct 2013 | 4:56 AM ET
    What?! The shutdown's unintended consequences

    The world is now more vulnerable to asteroid attacks, apparently, and monitoring the U.S./Canada border is currently a one-man job!

  • Pentagon's $5.5 billion shutdown spending spree Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 3:52 PM ET
    Just before the government shutdown, the Pentagon spent $139 million on sonar for some of its destroyers, part of $5.5 billion in last-minute spending.

    Just hours before Congress shut down the federal government, the Pentagon quietly went on a shopping spree and spent billions.

  • NATO's Turkey looks to China for missile purchase Thursday, 3 Oct 2013 | 1:23 PM ET

    Doing a deal with the Chinese rather than with Europe or the U.S. has multiple advantages for Turkey, experts said.

  • Why FM traders like Boeing & Lockheed Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 5:41 PM ET
    Why FM traders like Boeing & Lockheed

    Despite sequestration, defense contractor stocks remain near all-time highs, reports CNBC's Jane Wells. FM trader Steve Grasso says Lockheed is his favorite, and Pete Najarian likes Boeing.

  • Shutdown impact on defense Monday, 30 Sep 2013 | 1:08 PM ET
    Shutting down the defense

    Contractors were already cutting jobs, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Airbus: China will trump US with flight demand Tuesday, 24 Sep 2013 | 7:40 AM ET
    An Airbus A320 - similar to the aircraft used by Air Algerie.

    The amount of passengers taking domestic flights in China in twenty years time will dwarf that of the U.S., leading aircraft manufacturer Airbus said on Tuesday.

  • Lufthansa signs record deal with Boeing, Airbus Thursday, 19 Sep 2013 | 11:58 AM ET

    German airline Deutsche Lufthansa announced its largest-ever aircraft order on Thursday, worth 14 billion euros ($19.0 billion).

  • Lufthansa expected to make a big order for jets Saturday, 14 Sep 2013 | 10:55 AM ET

    Lufthansa is close to placing an order, split between Airbus and Boeing, for dozens of long-haul jets, two people familiar with the matter said.

  • Flying for (almost) free: United's big fare goof Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | 9:25 AM ET
    United Airlines boarding lanes at San Francisco International Airport.

    For a little while on Thursday, United Airlines was giving away airplane tickets for free, or close to it.

  • Is the trend your friend? Thursday, 12 Sep 2013 | 10:35 AM ET
    Is the trend your friend?

    CNBC's Dominic Chu has the rundown on where all the action is as a slew of notable records are being made in several stocks and sectors.

  • Tomahawks may fly, but Raytheon shares not soaring Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | 2:09 PM ET
    A Tomahawk missile

    One of the few things defense experts agree on about Syria is that any military strike will involve Tomahawk cruise missiles made by Raytheon.

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  • Troublesome Liaisons of the Business World

    The business world has seen numerous individuals put their marriages, careers and good standing at risk for an extramarital dalliance. CNBC.com presents a list of people who went outside of their marriages for intimate relationships.

  • Petraeus Scandal Widens

    A top U.S. general in Afghanistan is now under investigation, with CNBC's Eamon Javers. Jeremy Kroll, K2 Intelligence, and Julian Sanchez, Cato Institute, also discuss cyber security.

  • Is the Defense Sector the New 'Girls Club?'

    CNBC's Jane Wells takes a look at the rise of women in companies that used to be dominated by men.